Most of us would have experienced the feeling of being back at home after a long gap, for we have all worked or studied somewhere away from home. What we gain gradually also, is a feeling of being at home when we are at our College or Workplace. The same philosophy went in, as the occasion of alumni visiting the campus was named “Homecoming”.
It was a moment filled with nostalgia and pride, as the first batch to ever graduate from SIOM appeared at the Campus Gate, by noon on the 10th of June 2017. The group of 14 alumni, who managed to keep aside their commitments, little and big, had all travelled their own paths of aspirations and dreams, and were already atop the ladders they referred to as success.
After a grand welcome and opening ceremony that gave anecdotes of old campus stories and funny incidents in their personal and professional life, they caught up with each other and the faculties. It was then that they opened up in front of the fresher batch at SIOM, who had just joined the family a week ago. There were entrepreneurs who had fought against all the odds to convert their dreams into realities, there were consultants who were industry experts now and there were the “Experienced” who had jumped their roles and organizations twice and thrice to end up in their niche of choice. Each of these stories opened up the curiosity in the minds of the yet-to-be-managers, who bombarded their elder brothers with questions.
Post the session, the mood went lighter as the alumni went for their high tea and campus walk. As the dusk set in, Mr. X began working out his magic on his Keyboard. As the present batch filled the evening with their cultural performances, they did not forget to present a video that helped their elder brothers revive their hostel and college memories.